To further celebrate the birthday of Franz Liszt, I thought I'd share some of the photos I took during my visit to his home, which has been converted into a small museum in Bayreuth, Germany. You can press play below to watch the slideshow, or follow this link to see the gallery with captions.
There was no flash photography allowed in the museum, so please disregard the poor quality of some of the images.
I love the sound of Diana Damrau's voice. I'm less than pleased with the way our names look strikingly similar and how close our voice types are, but I digress. This week we're celebrating the birth of a brilliant composer, a virtuosic pianist who has made history for both his music and for the size of his huge hands and feet. This week we say Happy Birthday to Franz Liszt. What better way to celebrate the man than with a sumptuous recording of some of his vocal music sung by the scintillating soprano Diana Damrau and accompanied on the piano by the masterful Helmut Deutsch.
Diana's latest album, thoughtfully titled "Lizst Lieder" is now available for order in Germany. Fortunately you can also purchase the digital album from Amazon. Not sure if this recording is for you? You can sample the album online.